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Heritage crafts courses

Learn traditional heritage crafts at courses and workshops all over the UK. Heritage crafts are so important to our culture and living heritage - we need to keep these skills alive by learning and practicing them or they will not survive! Heritage skills can be as diverse as dry stone walling, wheel-wrighting, ploughing, rope making, gate and hurdle making, wattle and daub techniques, spoon carving, whittling and many more.

£450
Denbighshire - Next course on 17th August 2019
Make a Windsor chair using traditional green wood working techniques. A change of pace, fresh air, breath taking scenery and a beautiful chair, handmade by you… ​ Taught by Ben Willis. ​Suitable for beginners to experienced green wood workers. This course is aimed at adults, aged 18yrs + Accomplished chair maker, Ben Willis will take you through every step of your chair making process, from selecting and felling a tree, through to crafting your final...
£160
Yorkshire
One Day Blacksmithing Course with artist blacksmith Julian Wadsworth Dates are flexible so please get in touch to book. This covers introduction to the forge, basic forging techniques and a chance to make a simple forged item such as a poker, toasting fork, griddle or candle holder. The 1 day courses run from 10am to 6pm. The studio workshop is based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and everyone with an interest in blacksmithing and forge-work is...
£70
West Midlands
An opportunity to spend a focused day learning how to achieve a range of textured effects by applying the Shibori process with wet felting. The day will include examining how specific effects are created and making your own samples, applying the process discussed and demonstrated. The aim will be to achieve at lest three samples including ripples, pleats, ‘Coral wave’ and spikes. The workshop is suitable for beginners and those wishing to extend their felting...
£145
Dorset
Join a two day stained glass workshop in Beaminster. Come and try your hand at this traditional craft—all materials and tools provided; no experience needed; small groups ensure personal attention; everyone will leave with a finished panel. Stained Glass is an ancient art of using colour and light to create atmosphere and to depict images and stories. Traditionally, stained glass windows tend to be associated with cathedrals, churches and country houses, but these days stained...
£40
County Durham - Next course on 28th September 2019
This half day course will introduce you to the principles of stamping, embossing, wet-moulding and dying leather through the making of your own hand dyed leather keyring, bookmark (or hair barrette) and wet-moulded leather bowl. A hands on course during which you will learn how to stamp, emboss, wet-mould & dye vegetable tanned leather to make three separate items. Closed toe footwear should be worn. If you wish to protect your clothing (from dye etc.)...
£65
Shropshire - Next course on 18th August 2019
Summer Dyes from the Countryside - one day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Take a basket and wander through the meadows, investigate our hedgerows and gardens to identify and collect traditional dye material. Participants will prepare dye baths of vibrant colours and dip and dye wool samples to take home. The historic use of dye plants and fibres will be explored through studying examples from the museum social history collection. Early Summer Dyes...
£650
West Yorkshire
A chance to make a sword. In this course you will learn how to forge from start to finish a double edge sword. The course is open to all over 18s, no experience needed, what you will need is determination, stamina and patience. I will take you through the whole prosess There are a wide variety of tools involved in the making of a sword, so the ability to understand instruction is a must. I...
£300
Yorkshire
Two Day Blacksmithing Course with artist blacksmith Julian Wadsworth Dates are flexible so please get in touch to book. This course runs over two days from 10am to 6pm each day. The 2 day course starts with an introduction to the forge, basic forging techniques and a chance to make a simple forged item such as a poker, toasting fork, griddle or candle holder. The second day offers the opportunity to create more intricate ironwork...
£150
Leicestershire
TWO DAY TRADITIONAL STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP WEEKDAYS 10am-4pm £150.00 plus materials An in depth introduction into leaded work. You will complete a leaded window/hanging/mirror of you own design (300x500mm approx).The course involves learning about pattern making, glass cutting, leading and soldering. Bring in any ideas you have. DATES ARE ONGOING FOR THIS WORKSHOP. WEEKDAY GLASS WORKSHOPS Come and be part of a working glass studio and learn to make something beautiful. These workshops can run...
£295
Shropshire - Next course on 18th October 2019
Wheel-wrighting three day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. During this three day course, participants will be guided through the many processes required to make a traditional wheel. You will lathe turn an elm log into a hub before mortising it, cut, shape and fit the oak spokes, cut the tangs, and fit the four felloes. On the final day you will tyre your wheel in a dramatic and unforgettable experience. You will take...

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